LE19: Need for more funding for schools and sports, Monaghan should declare a climate emergency and welcome for new home security app

Shirley Hall says she doesn’t want to make promises that she can’t deliver.

The Fine Gael candidate in Bailieborough-Cootehill says her priorities if elected are to try and get more funding for schools and sports facilities in the area, like St Aidan’s Comprehensive in Cootehill, Bailieborough Community school and Knockbride football club.

She says sport helps to fight obesity and tackle mental health issues.

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The Green Party’s Micheál Callaghan is calling for a climate action committee to be set up in Monaghan County Council.

He says the County needs to follow in the footsteps of Wicklow and declare a climate emergency and compile a climate plan for Monaghan.

The Monaghan MD candidate says local Government is best placed to start the “radical transformation” that’s needed as it’s close to communities.

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Fine Gael’s Fiona McCaffrey Jones has welcomed the launch of a new home security app and a new scheme that will see carbon monoxide alarms installed in the homes of the elderly.

The schemes were launched this week by Minister Michael Ring and will be run in conjunction with Muintir na Tire.

The Monaghan local electoral area candidate says there’s a strong community alert programme in the area and this new scheme will work with it.